23 hrs ago
The Orlando Sentinel
Candidate hopefuls set to Hob Nob at event
Leadership Lake County is sponsoring its bi-annual Political Hob Nob during which voters can mingle with candidates and take part in a straw poll on Aug. 14. The event is set for 5 to 8:30 p.m. in the Magnolia Room at Lake-Sumter State College's Leesburg campus, 9501 U.S. Highway 441.
Ocala man caught stealing tire to replace flat, Hernando deputies say
A 26-year-old Ocala man faces grand theft charges after he was observed Sunday replacing his flat tire with a tire from a stranger's car, Hernando deputies said.
Community Hall grounds plans finalized10:40 am
The brick pavers were located in Ocala, Fla. - made from the same Peerless, Augusta factory used to pave Newberry's streets in the same era.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
The Orlando Sentinel
Library expo focuses on babies, toddlers
The Marion County Public Library system will present its third "Ready to Read: Zero to Three Community Expo" for parents and caregivers of infants to age 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 23 at the library's headquarters, 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
In Ocala, saggy pants will cost you $500 and up to six months in jail
A city in Louisiana voted against an ordinance banning saggy pants, saying it is unconstitutional, but one city councilman says he will continue to fight for it.
WFLX-TV West Palm Beach
Jury awards $471,798 to man burned at church
Jurors have determined that the Agape Baptist Church must pay $471,798.50 to a man who was severely burned after setting fire to a pile of trash while working off community service hours.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
The Orlando Sentinel
Silver Springs action raises hope for Florida springs
So they applauded last week when state regulators recommended denying a permit sought by a billionaire to irrigate pasture with water pumped from the ground not far from the springs.
You Can Now Go To Jail For Wearing Saggy Pants
Yes, wearing saggy jeans could get the attention of the fashion police, but now, in one Florida city busting a sag could get you in trouble with the actual police.
Sagging pants banned in Ocala, Fla.
Ocala, Fla. city council recently voted to place a ban against sagging pants on city-owned property.
Low-slung trousers banned in Ocala, Florida
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Fashion Police : You can now be fined $500 or even face jail time for saggy pants in Florida.
NEWFlorida city bans sagging trousers
Mr Bieber would risk a fine or jail time if he set foot in Ocala, Florida, dressed like this Justin Bieber, Lil Wayne and lovers of low-hanging legwear everywhere will be disappointed to learn that Ocala, Florida, has became the latest American city to ban sagging trousers.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Down The Drive
Ulysees Gilbert Is A Bearcat
It did not take Tuberville and Co. very long to find their replacement for Quintin Hampton, Florida linebacker/defensive end Ulysees Gilbert from Ocala, Florida.
Sat Jul 19, 2014
The Florida Times-Union
Roger Bull's Sunday Business Notebook
Though it's been no secret for some time now, Wal-Mart has finally confirmed that it will build a Supercenter at 7075 Collins Road, just west of Interstate 295.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
Florida town bans sagging pants
Belt sales may soon spike in Ocala, Fla., after the City Council voted to pass an ordinance that would criminalize low-hanging pants on city property.
New chief headed to Sylvester Fire Department
In 2013, summer farmers had to overcome heavy rain and horrible field conditions that made it difficult to produce tasty watermelons, but this summer's weather had a different impact.
Jail time for sagging pants
Jimmy Kimmel once said of Florida, "where all bad ideas are legal." In Ocala, Florida, the city council this week voted in an ordinance that makes it illegal to wear sagging pants on public property.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg
Ocala bans sagging pants on city-owned propertyOcala bans sagging...
Ocala bans sagging pants on city-owned property It's now illegal to wear low pants that expose underwear or bare buttocks in parts of Ocala.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
Illegal drug compounds are killing animals
Now stop imagining, because this was the real-life nightmare this spring for horse trainers in both Lexington, Kentucky and Ocala, Florida when they found their horses experiencing seizures and thrashing in their stalls.